When people talk about finding the truth, I say it’s easy as long as you confine truth to the subjective.
The truth for any given person is simple: It’s true because it came to you.
Anything that can reach you is true. In some way. In some day.
And no one can dispute another person’s truth by an appeal to the objective.
Objective truth may be an impossibility by definition.
Objective truth asks what it true apart from any given subject’s perception of it.
No one can know what is objectively true because as science tells us nothing can be proven true ultimately. But, any evidence to the contrary can disprove what is held to be objectively true at any time.
The opposite is true of subjective truth. It is true because it came to you. Nothing can take that away.
So, if you’re wondering if 2 + 2 = 5, yes, it does.
Or if you’re wondering if you’re suffering is valid even if you have lived a relatively easy life, yes, it is.
I have heard this one before. I’ve heard people try to talk other people out of their suffering because they shouldn’t have suffered by all reasonable measures.
A person has suffered if they believe they have suffered. Of what use is it to talk a person out of their truth?
Well, you shouldn’t have suffered.
Yes, but, nonetheless, I did.
Cars are airplanes. Birds are dogs. People are teeth.
All true if you feel this way.
Numbers are letters. Truth is lies.
Trump is stupid. Trump is genius.
You see, subjective truth depends on the way you are structured, not in the way the objective world is structured.
It is of no use to confuse these two realities and truths. Something can be true for a person even if it is false for everyone else.
Though, you cannot in fact determine if it is false for everyone else because there will always be people that you can’t get to, either because of limited resources and energy on your part or because, in principle, there will always be someone you can’t get to who could later come along and agree with the person who was in the minority of minorities.
So, it is true because it came to you. If you are wondering whether something that has occupied your thoughts streams is true, yes, it is.
It is true. It is real. It hath existence of some sort.
Is it objectively true?
But, probaly nothing is anyway, so, nothing to get hung about.
In order to know what is objectively true, we’d have to cease being subjects to know it.
And since people that cease to be subjects have a nasty habit of not returning to speak of the objective, we can only conclude that…
well, I don’t know that we can conclude anything.
Nonetheless, it stands open to consideration, just like everything else.